|"You are curious. You have seen the words, too. I can hear them tick inside you."|
The towering "finely-sculpted scale pewter" piece, "officially approved by the BBC", is sculpted to resemble the "alien warlord who, in the 20th century, conquered Tivoli" and appeared in Toby Whithouse's 2015 television story "Before The Flood". In addition, the Fisher King is the first of the Nottingham-based manufacturer's collector models which has subsequently had some rules written for it, so it can be used as part of their "fast-paced tabletop miniatures game." These PDF cards can be found at the bottom of the figure's product page here.
|The Fisher King WIPS - The model was primed, washed, and treated to a double dry-brush|
The Fisher King was originally primed with "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, heavily washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and later dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, as well as a little White on his more prominently bony areas. I then began working my way up Albar Prentis' supposedly deceased cargo, by picking out his feet with Heavy Sienna and White. Both of these areas were then subsequently shaded using "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
"By far the most popular Quickshade on the market", at least according to "The Army Painter" website, I then continued to use the Strong Tone "pigmented varnish" to 'stain' the vast majority of the tyrant's garments, occasionally using some "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade as a base layer whenever I wanted to slightly change its hue. This smooth-flowing solution allowed me to easily 'shadow' many of the sculpt's more 'hard to reach' areas, such as behind the complex prosthetic suit's protruding horns and animatronic facial elements.
|The Fisher King WIPS - The model was repeatedly washed with a variety of brown shades|
With the basics finished, I turned my attention to the alien warlord's bleached bone armour and seriously detailed head. All these areas were 'tidied' up using some "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, before being washed with even more Strong Tone Quickshade, and then delicately dry-brushed with both "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and White. In addition, I picked out the Fisher King's throat area using Heavy Sienna and maw with Heavy Red, and then dabbed some "ground-breaking Quickshade" over these parts too. The towering extra-terrestrial's hand-blaster was painted using "Citadel" Abaddon Black and a spot of "Vallejo" German Grey.
In the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" game, the Fisher King is a literal "One Man Army" whose sole objective is to "Exterminate all enemy characters and turn them into Ghost Servants." As a result he is "the only Recruitment card you take", and actually adds to his faction's size by "capturing the life energy of enemies" he kills "and turning them into incorporeal ghost-like minions". These "ghostly revenants" can then attack other characters themselves, "murder them and convert them into yet more ghosts."